Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting – (FWPCOT2237 & FWPCOT2239)

From: $600.00

Maintain Chainsaws -FWPCOT2237 & Trim & Cut Felled Trees – FWPCOT2239

This professional course is for anyone requiring formal chainsaw maintenance & crosscutting accreditation eg forestry, tree removal, firewood, emergency service, farmers & other timber workers.It enables you to save money through proper chainsaw maintenance and to crosscut professionally.

We never have more than 4 people / chain saw course to increase time for interaction and practical work. It is suitable for PCBUs seeking worker competency and duty of care worker compliance.

The course covers:

  • Chainsaw checks
  • Chain sharpening practical
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Identify, assess and manage hazards
  • Proper starting technique
  • Safe manual handling
  • Support tools
  • Cross cutting techniques theory & practical work
  • Boring
  • Ripping

Each student will receive a course manual, including a Safe Work Method Statement and chainsaw checklist.

Upon satisfactory completion of this Accredited Duty of Care Basic Chainsaw course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Cost is $600 GST inclusive; to book this course please call 0412 291 054 during business hours or book online.

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Student Name

SKU: FWPCOT2237 & FWPCOT2239 Category:


Assessment: Written exam, practical crosscutting


  • Photo ID & minimum 18 yr old
  • Helmet with visor & ear muffs
  • Lace up steel cap boots
  • Chainsaw trousers (we supply if needed)
  • Chainsaw (we supply if needed)

Who should do this?

  • Anyone cross cutting in the workplace
  • Private people who want to use a chainsaw properly

Frequently Asked Questions

No – there is no definite expiry period like a forklift licence.

It is up to the PCBU of the site to establish a renewal date based on the requirement to have each chainsaw operator currently competent. Current industry recommended renewal time is 3 years.

3 in one helmet (hard hat, ear muffs, visor –we can supply)

Chain saw trousers or chaps (we can supply)

Lace up steel caps for accredited courses (you supply)

Simple definition; a small round and sound tree at least 100mm diameter, 4m tall with diameter less than bar length, low complexity overall to assess and fall.
Diameter can be wider than bar, lean and weight so that it can be felled with wedges and hingewood control in your desired direction, may have visible dead or broken material in the crown , limited defects overall but can include free splitting species and medium complexity terrain.
Both basic and intermediate which then covers most tree falling, but not advanced trees.
This the forest industry standard –gives much more support to your feet and ankle in the uneven tree environment – can be bought with a zipper on the side for quick removal if desired.

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Contact VSR

2513 Mitchell Hwy, Vittoria, NSW 2799 Australia

Mobile: 0412 291 054